The $200 billion pension fund is balancing exposure to the surging Taiwan stock market with further steps towards ESG integration.
The partnership between the Canadian insurer’s asset management arm and ClearView will focus on the decumulation phase of retirement.
While the average hedge fund asset allocation by public pension funds has been on the decline due to concerns with low performance and high fees, interest from Canada’s largest pension fund remains strong.
SSF aims to use record results to allocate more to A-shares.
The country's pension funds are lagging behind their Asian peers for sustainable returns, leading to calls for Beijing to let them invest in more alternative assets.
The Canadian pension fund plans to increase its allocation to the region from 10% to 15% over the coming four years, even as its total assets under management rise.
The country’s second largest pension fund sees partnerships as a way to gain knowledge and further its sustainability objectives.
The boss of Thailand’s second-largest pension fund hopes that proposed changes in the law will help her diversify more into overseas markets. She is particularly bullish on China.
The new chair of the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority wants to usher in wider investment choices. While well-intentioned, they could create new risks, warn experts.
Some pensions from the country have indirectly invested into China via pan-Asia funds, while a few European pension investors have sold Chinese stocks over ESG concerns.
More can be done to support the scalability of the programme and engagement with individuals, experts say, although they believe the pension gap is not inherently “urgent”.
SEC Thailand executives have praised the new National Pension Fund bill but believe further reforms are necessary to boost asset diversification and investment returns.